ICSS links with US health dept, SIGA set to join the party

May 23 – The International Centre for Sport Security Europe (ICSS Europe) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the US Department of Health and Human Services Partners to promote healthy sport across the globe. The US.

The agreements was signed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, working through the Office of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN). The American body also expressed its support for the Sports Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), becoming the first US government entity to do so. SIGA is looking to build further its support in the US.

The MoU will promote: Sports’ positive values and social, educational and cultural role; Good governance, integrity and transparency in sport; and Development and protection of children and young people in and through sport.

Dr. Karen DeSalvo (pictured left), Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said: “The positive role that sports play in physical and emotional health is well established.  This new agreement demonstrates our commitment to working collaboratively with our counterparts around the globe to build systems of good governance, integrity and transparency in sport to promote healthy sport participation and environments for athletes as well as fans.”

Dr. Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros (pictured right), SIGA coordinator and CEO of ICSS EUROPE said: “Tackling corruption in sport requires a determined, coordinated global effort. ICSS is delighted to welcome the support of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health through the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to support governance, integrity and transparency in sport.  The President’s Council will add significant experience and expertise to our work.

“Moving forward, the President’s Council will become an important partner for ICSS EUROPE and we look forward to working alongside them to ensure a stronger future where integrity and good governance sit at the heart of sport.”

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